Mother dumps baby in toilet for fear of SA-based hubby

A mother of two in Balaka district south east of Malawi is expected to answer a case of concealing the birth of the child after she allegedly dumped her newly born baby girl into a pit latrine.

Mercy Ali dumped her baby in a toilet

Mercy Ali dumped her baby in a toilet

Police says the suspect Mercy Ali of 26 years of age gave birth to a baby girl on the night of 30thApril, 2016 and then dumped her into a pit latrine.

“The incident came to light after the neighbour to the suspect Mr Andrew Kalima heard a baby crying from the toilet when he went to answer a call of nature; and this made him to alert his neighbors and after confirming that it was really a baby, they called the Police who rushed to scene and managed to take out the baby alive with the help from the community,” says police spokesperson inspector Joseph Sauka.

They then took the baby to Balaka District Hospital for treatment and safe custody.

Sunday morning, Police revisited the scene of crime and made a conclusion that the suspect did not come from a far and this made them to pick Mercy Ali for questioning.

Upon interview, Mercy confessed to have committed the offence saying that she did this for fear of her husband who is in South Africa.

She said her husband went to the Republic of South Africa in 2012 and seeing that he has taken long, she fell in love with another man who impregnated her.

Mercy  said no one and not even her neighbours knew that she was pregnant and that she gave birth in her house and later dumped the baby into a pit latrine to die.

Meanwhile, the suspect Mercy Ali is on Police bail and is admitted to Balaka District Hospital where she is taking care of her child and is expected to appear before court soon where she will answer a case of concealing the birth of a child which is contrary to section 232 of the Penal code.

Mercy Ali comes from Sosala village, in the area of Senior Chief Msamala in the same district of Balaka but was residing at Mangerengere location within Balaka Township.

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26 thoughts on “Mother dumps baby in toilet for fear of SA-based hubby”

  1. wakuda says:

    Mijomba its Mijomba basi will never change posinjana

  2. Bwatiko says:

    Don’t give back the child to her inu a Social Welfare. Place the child ku institution as you are identifying a foster family for the baby. The baby must be fostered and then later adopted. Never give the child back to the mother even bele lake asayamweko angampasire matenda poti mwanayo sanachilire kuchipatala nde sitikudziwa status ya mayi. Munthu wachabechabe uyu.

  3. karachi HODRA says:

    Iwe ukuziti mtumbuka, mijombayo kuchindanako zolakwika, poti mahule ambiri tikuchinda mulilongwemu ndi atumbuka simumachinda mokwana mpaka akumathamangira mijombafe ndiye tikuwachitadi kanthu. ambiri akumakhala ndi zokoka hahahhahah

  4. KB says:

    inu mumangopanga mapuleni anu , simumadziwa kuti mubelekapo pamenepo ? kumva kutsekemera kumeneko?

  5. mtumbuka wa tumbuka says:

    Ntchito za mijomba izi. kukonda kuchindana

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  7. Anganosyaga says:

    Mwanayo ngati alipo andipase ine ndimulere ukananena kale panalibe bvuto

    1. The Analyst says:

      O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
      Iweyo ndi ndani?
      If you mean your word, why not a mobile number or an email address so you can be contacted? If you dont mean your word, why say it?
      Nanga, what good does it do a man to show him/herself up but hide in plain sight?
      O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  8. Government should come up with a law kwa amatchonawa makamaka omwe amasiya akazi awo.Becoz kuno ku Malawi,pafupifupi akazi onse amakwatiwa n’cholinga chokabereka ana basi kutchona kusapangitse wina kukhala kapolo pazofuna zake.Mind you nature is very difficult to control.Apolice chonde muwonetsetse kuti Mercy asamuchite mwana chipongwe china.

  9. The Partriot says:

    Mothers are supposed to love their babies, where is the LOVE?
    Komanso ma condom bwanji or Depo? Kupusa!!!!

  10. Epistopher Luzyo says:

    Anakali mfana munthuyu. Anakwatiwa+kubereka ali mfana magazi athamanga heavy. 4 years opanda dalazi ndi mbola. Maganizo a Chifananso dii. Mnzimu wa munthu ndi oopsa.

  11. Kokota says:

    Agalu inu simukapulumuka iweyo palibe chomwe unalakwa banja amati mwamuna ndi nkazi adzikhala limodzi koma zoona munthu 2012 mpaka lero ali ku south africa amati nkaziyo adzimukanda ndi ndani mistake yomwe wapanga ndiyotaya mwanayo koma azimuna amene tikusiya maanja athu mbuyo tikulakwa koopsa ndithu

  12. Things do happen in this world but i don’t think dumping a baby was the right solution for her mess the only solution was to divorce the husband since he has chosen to abandon her. If she was scared why couldn’t she use contraceptives before engaging in her cheating. My point is there is no need to blame the husband as they agreed as a family that the hubby should go to RSA in search of green pasture

  13. Munthu or m'Police is not freind says:

    Foolish and unacceptable wrong charge!
    Its attempted murder charge in addition to the minor above.
    You Policeman/woman is a bad person and officer. Your intention is bad.

  14. Chixy says:

    Why allowing her to take care of a life she wanted to get rid Off?

  15. man chims says:

    azimayi alero

  16. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Komanso achawa kupusa ngati atumbuka bwanji! Why didnt she just abort?

  17. chigo says:

    Once again Balaka? malo a anthu onyasa makhalidwe.

  18. Ze Roberto says:

    Assuming she is human which I already doubt this will haunt her for the rest of her life.

  19. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    “Ineyo siine hule, ma hule ndi amunawa . . . banja ndimalifuna . . . koma silipezeka . . .
    . . . anyamata alero . . . amangoti ndipita ku jo’n . . . omwewo osabwelera.” – Chief Mkumbira (in his song Ucheucheu). Azimbambo kulakwa!

    Koma nawe mkazi iwe are quite strange . . .
    . . . How do you deliberately and willingly participate in making a baby you are not even ready or able or willing to keep and support? And for fear of a never-coming-back-again husband? Pali nzeru apa?
    . . . Uthenga wa za kulera umakuphonya patipo iweyo?
    . . . Zoti kunjaku kuli ma condom, siunamvepo iai?
    And what right have you to want to kill? And after a baby is already born? Wickedness at its worst!
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    All this boils down to two things – umbuli and umphawi.
    . . . I wish girls could work hard in life and avoid some of these misfortunes.
    Otherwise, the ndidzakwatiwa-mentality is moving this country miles and miles to nowhere.
    . . . moreso, it’s quite degrading to just lie in wait for some man you call husband to come back from who cares where; and just impregnate you and go back to who knows where, and barely support you, financially.
    . . . Life becomes meaningless.

    If you have and live with a seemingly useless husband (howsoever defined) but one who goes to work or does business and comes back home everyday; thank God.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  20. bwampini says:

    Mukapita Ku Joni abale chonde tengani ndi akazi anu omwe mukapeza ganyu nawo amafuna kudyedwa ndiye anthu akawapasa mimba kuno siizi

  21. Twisted Minds says:

    I hope these women are counseled when such happens. That child is at risk as it is, and the woman’s situation is even worse. I hope the new man in her life will step up.

  22. Kadskwiza says:

    This is unfortunate, instead Malawians must be at home with their families but no! They are all over the world looking for survival. We can’t blame Mercy or the husband.

  23. vendor says:

    Concealing birth or murder? come on be serious.

  24. luka says:

    Why wait for a man who definitely does care about you. Why could you divorce him and marry the other man? This is the problem with uneducated women who accept to be tortured in name of marriage and get financial support from cruel men who mostly don’t care. They marry a women to treat her like property with no feelings at all. Government needs to intensify girls education. Besides, the Abortion Bill needs to be passed quickly so that women can decide whether to keep pregnancy or not.

  25. Japhet Banda says:

    Mob justice does better,she should be put in the same pit toilet without delay.Stop wasting tax payers money in this case.

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